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    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    The Brigade has a new toy:

    Die Hippie, Die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Ya think? And it's really not too hard to think up some reasonable demands. I don't know...

    1. Bring criminal charges against banking executives that engaged in fraud/robo-signing during the housing crisis
    2. Investigate government corruption and collusion between congressmen sitting on financial committees and the entities they were supposed to be watching (but instead, had stock in)
    3. Audit all the banks that took the bailout money (which presumably, was to get them lending again... which they didn't)
    4. Pass legislation against entities that took bailout money from using that money to engage in lobbying, which is an even more gross misuse of taxpayer dollars than what the bailout was originally envisioned as.
    1. It's already being done.
    2. Won't happen as long as OWS is in the pocket of the Democratic Party, which was where all of the collusion happened.
    3. Uh-uh. More restrictions and interference implies that the feds have a right to (a) give money away and then use that as a wedge to gain more control over the economy and (b) that the feds actually know what they are doing. The correct answer is to maintain a strict repayment schedule and not do any more bailouts. Ever. Anything that's "too big to fail" is too big to manage. That's what Chapter 11 is for.
    4. The Constitution guarantees the right to petition the government. The real solution is to roll back the federal leviathan so that it isn't picking economic winners and losers, which will roll back the amount of lobbying required to stay in business.
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